Our dedicated team of mental health professionals is here to provide mental health counseling services in a confidential setting. We offer individual, family, and group counseling appointments for youth and adults. Our behavioral health team works closely with our medical and dental team to make sure each patient receives both the mental health support and physical care needed for complete well-being. Counseling is offered to patients of all ages. Examples of mental health services that our providers assist patients with include: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, stress management, community resource referrals, life changes, grief, loss, coping, problem solving, medication management, and trauma-informed care.  We offer mental health services at our Duluth and Superior clinic locations.



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Mon-Fri 8am–5pm

Services Include Treatment For

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Life Changes
  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Coping
  • Problem Solving
  • Medication Management
  • Trauma-Informed Care

Bring to Your Visit

  • Photo I.D.
  • Insurance Card
  • Containers of current medications, vitamins & supplements
  • Sliding fee scale applicants – proof of income
  • Release of Information (ROI) form
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Integrated Behavioral Health: Caring for the WHOLE Person

At Lake Superior Community Health Center, our dedicated team is here to treat your mental and physical needs. This model of care is known as “integrated behavioral health” (IBH). During your medical or dental visit, your provider will talk with you about any mental health needs you have and can help you set up an IBH appointment with our trained behavioral health specialists.

IBH allows your medical provider and behavioral health counselor to confidentially discuss your physical and mental health, and to create a health care plan to personally meet your needs. IBH means you can receive your medical and behavioral health care services under one roof, in a “one stop shop” model. Often, a behavioral health counselor can see you on the same day as your medical appointment.

After Hours

Urgent Needs

Depression and Anxiety Screeners

There are tools that we use at the clinic that help us to screen for the presence of anxiety, depression, and other mental health symptoms. These tools are only used to determine whether you may be experiencing some symptoms, but they are not used for diagnosing mental health disorders. We have provided a couple links for some screening tools for your convenience.

Any results or questions related to these screening tools should be discussed with your medical or behavioral health provider during your next appointment. If you are experiencing significant suicidal, homicidal, or other symptoms and feelings that cause you to feel unsafe, we encourage you to go to your local emergency room or call 911 for emergency assistance.


Download PHQ-9 Download GAD-7

Meet Our Behavioral Health Providers

Kristie Hills

Kristie Hills, MA, MS, LPCC, LPC, CS-IT - Director of Behavioral Health and AODA Services Read More

Aaron D. Pust, MSW, LICSW

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Andrea Nelson, MSW, LICSW

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JoEllyn Steele, MA, LMFT

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RaeJean Bergner, BSW, CSAC

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Kraig Peterson

Kraig Peterson, MSW, APSW, LGSWRead More
Lydia Walker-Thoennes

Lydia Walker-Thoennes

Lydia Walker-Thoennes, MARead More

Megan Shipley

Megan Shipley, MSW, APSW, LGSWRead More

Ruby Brewer

Ruby Brewer, MSRead More

Tiffany Johnson

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All Updates

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.